April 5, 2014

Baked fish with avocado salsa

Omega 3 oils are very important for our health, and they plan an important role in the way our brains function, as well as many other body functions. It’s also been linked to healthy skin, hair and nails. Our bodies can’t produce omega 3’s, so we have to consume it. A lot of people choose to take a supplement, but there are plenty of foods which are excellent sources of these polyunsaturated fats, and oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines are top of the list. Olives, avocados, nuts and seeds (especially almonds, walnuts, flaxseed and pumpkin seeds), olive…
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Food & nutritionRecipes
March 16, 2014

A salt-free braai? It’s possible!

It’s hard to believe, but we did a salt-free braai with Ultimate Braai Master Judge Bertus Basson, and he was really impressed with the flavour he achieved without salt. He didn’t think he could do it! The traditional braai is a South African institution, where the great outdoors becomes your kitchen, your cooler box converts into the kitchen table and the fire replaces your stove. But salt, along with black pepper and your favourite marinade, is a vital item. Or is it? (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 30, 2014

No salt? But what can I use instead?

So, you’re reading food labels and you've cut down on your salt intake, excellent! But that’s no reason to settle for bland food. Remember to reduce the amount of salt you add to your meals gradually over time - your taste buds will start to adjust, and soon you won’t notice the difference. Also remember that there are so many delicious (and much healthier) alternatives to salt, that your dishes can still be packed with flavour. Here are our favourites: (more…)
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January 5, 2014

Salt-free lemon chicken kebabs

Too much salt in your daily diet can be bad for you, but how do we still enjoy tasty meals if we’re trying to cut down on the amount of salt we eat? Our top tips for this are: Start by eating less prepared and processed foods Use more fresh food, and cook from scratch as much as possible Choose cooking methods that add flavour – like sautéing onion and garlic for sauces, soups and stews, and roasting or grilling rather than frying your food Season with fresh herbs, salt-free spices and ingredients like garlic, ginger and lemon Make your…
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